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record books. >> we have a really good shot at breaking some records for today as temperatures warm into the 70s, then things really start to change, rain on the way. i'll show you when the rainy pattern develops and how many week. >> trying to find the exact spot where the big rig is blocking one lane at the dublin grade. i'll tell you more coming up. >> let's take a focused live look outside at the golden gate bridge, it's been a beautiful night, going to be a wonderful morning. it's thursday, march 5th and this is "today in the bay." good morning everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew in for sam brock this morning. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. pivotal moment in the high profile sex discrimination charge in silicon valley. the woman who filed the case is set to take the stand.
"today in the bay's" stephanie chuang live in san francisco. lot of people are watching this trial closely. >> reporter: they are, good morning laura and scott and especially maybe today because ellen pao is set to testify at the civic center courthouse. in seeking $16 million in damages she has to prove she was discriminated against at kleiner perkins because of her gender. john dohr was hiding behind staffers before testifying last two days as he's approaching the courthouse anyway before testifying the last two days as the kleiner perkins partner who hired pao in 2005 to be his chief of staff. pao who holds a law and business degrees from harvard and double e degree from princeton left in 2012 as a junior partner. her attorneys say pao outperformed male peers with less tenure promoted to senior levels over her. on the other hand defense lawyers say management didn't trust pao because she lacked the skills to work with others. the judge made a rare decision allowing jurors to submit
written questions to witnesses for clarification. one question yesterday was why there were so few women in venture capital. dohr pointed to a babson college study released last year only 6% of partner level positions at 146 firms in 2013 women held those. that's worse than the rates in 1999 at 10%, and dohr says women make up 20% at kleiner perkins partner level positions. pao is right now the interim ceo of content said readit. kleiner perkins is trying to limit damages she can seek claiming she is compensated well at her current job. live in san francisco this morning, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> it will be fascinating to see how it turns out. thank you, steph. stanford part of a growing list of universities under investigation for their handling of sexual assaults. that list includes 100 other universities across the country with more than 100 separate assault cases under
investigation. the stanford investigation stems from a high-profile assault last year. student leah francis says she was sexually assaulted off quamp us by a student she previously dated. she said the student was not punished enough and demands change. police are looking for those breaking into cars and stealing valuables in palo alto. tuesday night nine cars were burglarized near busy university avenue. the thieves were looking for electronics and targeted garages and rental cars because they know they often have valuables inside. >> they may look in windows and see an ipad or a laptop bag, that's all they need to see, they'll smash the window, grab items and they're gone quickly. >> overnight police arrested two men in a public garage. they found stolen property in their car. officers are not sure if the men are connected to the recent car burglaries. they say they're fed up with development. activists in san francisco are fighting a massive housing project in the mission.
protesters shut down a developer's community meeting last night. company called maximus tried to present plans for 1979 mission house en'retail development at 16th and mission. opponents shouted them down making clear they don't want what they call a monster development. >> they'll want to tear down the building i live in and put up more condos. >> this say compromise, we've gone beyond what other developers in the city have done and coming up with a new way. it's not just rental housing it's for sale middle class housing. >> maximus agreed to fund the creation of 90 affordable housing units and build a playground and nearby elementary school. the next few days to make or break the future of dance in san jose. they are kicking off a major fund-raising campaign, it needs $550,000 by march 14th in order to keep operating.
the money is needed for its performing company, school and educational outreach program. ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus announced it will eliminate all elephant acts from the circus by 2018. the move is in response to growing public concern about how the elephants are treated, as they are phased out of the shows, ringling brothers say they will be moved to a conservation center in florida. developing right now the fda is encouraging extra disinfection procedures at hospitals after a deadly superbug discovered at another topicalical hospital. the bug was found at cedars-sinai medical center in los angeles. four patients are infected with the drug-resistant bacteria. another 71 patients were exposed. officials are linking the superbug to a distinct medical scope used to diagnose digestive issues. medical mystery in the bay area. handful of skilled surgeons will
start an extremely rare kidney donation chain that involves 12 patients. >> "today in the bay's" rob redell is live at california's pacific center in san francisco. this is the largest procedure of its kind on the west coast. explain to us how it works. >> reporter: over the next two days, six people receiving new kidneys from six donors making it the largest donation kidney donation chain ever on the west coast to take place in just one hospital. scott and laura, started with one woman from sacramento named sully broussard who lost her husband and son to cancer. to ensure someone else wouldn't lose a loved one tu to a terminal disease she agreed to donator can hid know to a stranger. the stranger has a relative who wants to donate, and they donate to another who who has a relative who is incompatible, on and on until six people receive
new kidneys, the ultimate in paying it forward. >> i'm doing it, because there might be someone out there, knowing they could do this, too, and help save other lives and improve other people's lives. so that was my big driver. >> it's being kicked off because one individual acted as an altruistic donor and she came to us and wanted to donate a kidney and didn't have a recipient in particular to give a kidney to. >> reporter: you've got a dozen people involved, half donors, half recipients, they include three parents, three children, two siblings and one brother and one sister-in-law. all those on the receiving end will be relying on someone else's relatives since their own loved one isn't compatible. everyone is from the bay area and central valley except for one person from arizona. the transplants taking place over two days, you've got three going on today, the remaining three tomorrow. reporting live here in san francisco, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> can you imagine planning all
that as well? >> the skill involved in that is amazing. thanks, bob. let's check your microclimate forecast, a live look outside at the bay bridge, i never tire of this, though the lights will be go out for a while. >> nor do i. it's just a lovely shot. that's right the lights will be turned off for quite some time. right now we will enjoy the view. >> enjoy it, enjoy it while it lasts. we'll have something to look forward to once they turn the lights off. it was spectacular before the lights as well. temperatures looking good out there. out the front door we get the natural sunlight right now. we get into the time change, daylight saving time begins on sunday at 2:00 a.m. we have to wait for the daylight at this time. your sun is not going to rise until after 7:00 as we head through next week together. temperatures are chilly out there, 44 degrees in oakland, 45 to kick off the new day. in san jose waking up at 37 degrees in san martin. "today in the bay" works like this, even warmer conditions,
you'll be in the mid-60s everywhere at lunch time. not a lot of temperature separation for today, across your various microclimates and that's courtesy of offshore flow, the marine influence almost entirely negated as they get into this afternoon as well, uniform temperatures. 73 degrees in the south bay today, 73 on the east shore, tri valley today right at room temperature at 72 degrees for you. friday's beach forecast looks spectacular, if you can get out to pacifica, 71 degrees there, we're still looking at some pretty decent sized waves as well, but the storm system approaching, 73 at half moon bay for your friday and hey, santa cruz, the warm spot 74 degrees on friday. closer to 80 degrees as we head throughout the weekend. there's a lot going on including the chinese new year parade. this is on saturday, chinatown, san francisco, 5:5 to 8:00. they'll have floats, acrobatics and fire crackers out there. should be quite a beautiful scene. if you want to head out there, grab a jacket because once that
sun drops off, temperature also cool rapidly. we'll tell you when that rain moves in plus more events, we're doing our research this morning to find out what you and your family can do this weekend. right now here's mike and your drive. >> i also have it on a tip that chinese new year parade in san francisco saturday might be a little slow on market street, yeah. they closed it off. tri valley it's slow headed up the dublin grade. i turned our camera past the auto mall and dublin interchange, winding road top of your screen is the dublin grade. westbound 80 just past 680 we do have slower drive passing by foothill road because of a disabled vehicle blocking your slow lane. we see the effects of the disabled rig not appreciable as folks approach the dublin interchange. south 680 showing more slowing because of that volume, tri valley looks normal except for the stech up tretch up the dubl.
carlson and cutting boulevard may slow down golden gate field. the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on. you saw the north bay no slowing out of novato through mill valley. typical pattern for the east bay and tri valley, dublin grade, 880 slows south hayward toward fremont typical boulevard. 87 shows a little slowing. north 101 there was a stall reported north of our live camera at alum rock but it has not backed up this far, just a quarter mile on the approach. they must have moved that stall. you talked about the lights at the bay bridge, overnight tonight is the last night could you see the glowing lights. >> it's beautiful. >> they have to maintain the cables, caltransdus and they'll be back in a year. >> takes a lot to maintain those. >> more important than the lights, okay, fine. >> how many people does it take to shall it -- all right. it 16:is 6:11.
vote on the ferry connecting richmond to san francisco. if the deal is approved it will take time before you see boats in the water. about $50 million will be needed to cover the cost of twoferries and a richmond terminal. the earliest we might see service would be 2018. still ahead, just minutes ago the boston marathon bombing trial started back up, we'll go live to boston and tell us what's happening on the second day of testimony. and a south korea ambassador is attacked in south korea.
ringling brothers will phase its elephant acts by 2016. they will be retired to florida. doctors at the pacific medical center in san francisco will take kidneys from six healthy people and transplant them to six others in need. the chaos right after u.s. ambassador mark lippert was attacked by a man with a ten inch knife. you can see lippert rushed out here an event in seoul, south korea, his face and arm completely bloodied. moments before a korean nationalist suspect reported shout the south and north korea should be reunified. police arrested him right away. lippert was bandaged and rushed to a nearby hospital where he is recovering this morning. he has ties to the bay area, he actually earned a bachelors from stanford in political science in 1997 and masters in international policy studies the
following year. he became the ambassador to south korea last year. south korean conservative group gathered this morning to burn pictures of the 55-year-old suspect. police say he is a member of the group hosting the event, where the attack happened. just moments ago a second day of testimony began in the boston marathon bombing trial. nbc's jay gray is live in boston following the developments for us. what can we expect out of court this porng? >> reporter: hey there, scott. we expect testimony to begin within the next few minutes. waiting on the judge to enter the courtroom. sempbls in attendance. we should hear emotional testimony from survivors, some at the scene and helped those who were most injured. we expect nor images never before seen, some will be too graphic to show on television. all as the trial begins and the clear focus is not snes earl just dlins here.
the trial began with gripping emotional testimony, graphic evidence and a stunning admission from judy clark who announced during her opening statement "he did it," acknowledging dzhokhar tsarnaev's role in the deadly boston marathon bombing calling the misguided acts inexcusable but urging the jury to keep an opening mind saying older brother tamerlan was a father figure who pulled dzhokhar into his passion and plan. >> the best chance they have to generate sympathy is the relationship with his brother. >> reporter: prosecutors countered said he believed he was in a holy war against americans and telling the jury he planted a homemade bomb behind a row of children near the finish line. he pretended to be a spectatpes but had murder in his heart. rebecca gregory said "i thought that was the day i would die"
then cried as she remembered her friend crystal campbell, who did. tsarnaev stared straight ahead during all of the testimony showing no emotion and making no eye contact. his legal team chose not to cross-examine any of the survivors who took the stand. the judge now taking his spot in the courtroom, the jury expected to settle in as we begin day two. the latest live in boston, scott back to you. >> jay, thank you much. it is 6:18, time to check out the microclimate forecast this morning. let's take a peek outside, why don't we, from the south bay now this morning. temperatures, what, in about the mid-40s so far this morning, christina? >> yes, into the mid-40s. it's chilly out there, cold enough for that snow-making to occur in tahoe and it's looking really good out there right now. we have five feet of snowfall at the base in tahoe, looking good at squaw and alpine meadows. temperatures starting out in the upper 30s to low 40s, we're at
38 degrees in the north bay to kick off the day, looking nice and warm, 49 degrees in san francisco, later on today in the 70s but it's mild out there right now. you're starting out by the water with temps in the upper 40s. 65 degrees later on today, at lunch time, temperatures nice and comfortable for your outdoor plans and looking good to round out the day in the low to mid-70s so 75 degrees is the forecasted high in santa cruz. we're going to be just under that here in the south bay, 73 for the peninsula and 70 degrees straight up in san francisco. so maybe you did want to hit tahoe, alpine meadows or squaw as we get into this weekend. i can tell you it will be spectacular out there if you like the sunshine when you're going down the slopes. sunny and cool, highs in the upper 50s, lows in the 30s so they're still settling making that snow and that's great news, because we really need it out there. hour you can get it, and i have heard from people who went up there last weekend, it's actually pretty choice conditions especially compared to what we were dealing with
earlier in the season and there's more on the way so feel comfortable about it, enjoy the temperatures while they last. central coast could be in the 70s this weekended. mid-40s overnight. as we head through the next couple of days, temperatures stay nice and mild. an early taste of spring saturday into sunday and winter's grip takes hold, returns as we head throughout next week. want to remind you, spring forward, we lose an hour of sleep on sunday, remember to set your clocks ahead, only those clocks you manually have to do, all our digital gadgets tend to do so automatically. you want to check the batteries in your smoke detectors, a good way to keep you and your families safe and pets of course. throughout the morning your sun will rise at 6:38, that will change by sunday. we have to wait until 7:33 in the morning for the sunrise. let's talk about the rain and snow along the way, stop the clock at 9:00 a.m., this is next wednesday, that's when the heavy stuff starts to move in.
we will see light showers late tuesday but it's wednesday that i'm really watching for the significant measurable trifle move in. keep the futurecast going, look at what happens. showers intensify as we head throughout about 5:00 on thursday, then we keep the showers into your friday and for the first part of saturday as well. so enjoy this weekend. speaking of weekend events here's one you can check out if you love marine mammals like me it's marine mammal science sunday at the sausalito marine mammal center, sea lions rehabilitated in many cases and released back out into the wild but it's a good opportunity for to you learn about your surroundings in the bay area and what a beautiful place we get to live in, mike, look at that guy. how do you not love a face like that especially on a thursday. >> you must love a face like that, it's mandatory or we kick you out of the bay area. the bay bridge these folks will be hanging around for a while but a short way predictable as the metering lights are on.
live look san rafael in the north bay. let's get to the maps, sorry, didn't mean to scare the control room. 580 westbound approaching the maze and a typical build now over here for the berkeley area down the east shore freeway. now we'll widen out your maps and show you the slower drive, folks were held up by a crash around carlson that cleared up and we have a predictable pattern upper east shore to lower east shore to the berkeley curve. there's the north bay, first the sensors easy drive through novato and down to san rafael. love shot for san rafael as we show southbound 101, no concerns here. easy slowdown toward the golden gate bridge. back out to your maps the golden gate bridge there in through san francisco no big surprises. we have a predictable pattern south 880 from hayward toward union city. we had an earlier incident at the castro valley y, we were worried about chickens on the road. they are not there so no questions why they would have crossed it. southbound 680 moves smoothly at the dublin interchange, intraslow to the dub tin grade,
the slow lane around foothill road and things clear through the dublin grade no big drama and problems through dublin and livermore. the south bay shows traditional build kicking in for 101 at 680 andle 7 coming into downtown, the peninsula clear silicon valley but a live look shows you an easy drive, there's the volume north past which low, continuing up toward san francisco bay shore and 280 moving nicely. >> mike, thanks. 6:23 right now, ahead on "today in the bay," rescued and ready for adoption. how you can add one of these little guys to your family.
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welcome back to you. 6:25 as the sun begins to focus itself up over san jose. litter of puppies found dumped in plez at hill park are up to are adoption. >> the east bay animal rescue is screening out applicants for the terrier puppies. they're scheduled to be spayed and neutered today. back in january a dog walker discovered the dogs tied up in a bag and left in a park trash can. police are still looking for whoever abandoned the animals. turn it around and make it a happy story. >> kids ask other and over, your parents will give in eventually if you do it long enough. an early look at the opening numbers coming up. hillary clinton responds to the growing controversy surrounding her personal e-mails. >> look out at the golden gate
digging deeper, the state department going through thousands of, mails from hillary clinton's personal account. why she says she has nothing to hide. let the warming continue, widespread 70s on the way for the entire bay area today. we're looking really good for rain as well as we get into the beginning of next week and the big pattern change. we'll let you know how many days in the forecast next week.
we are expecting those showers. i got my camera maximum zoom south of the coliseum, a crash in my sights. >> out to the nyse, he's asterias out of menlo park doing thing with stem cells and the nasdaq trading below 5000 but we'll get there. this is thursday march 5th and this is "today in the bay." good morning, everyone. thank you for joining us. i'm scott mcgrew. sam brock is off this morning. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. hillary clinton says she has nothing to hide. this morning she's asking the state department to release tens of thousands of e-mails from her personal account. "today in the bay's" tracie potts is live in washington, d.c., and this will take some time. >> it will. the state department says it will take a while to go through all of those e-mails to turn
them over to congress and new this morning, the republican national committee is asking the inspector general at the state department to look into this. >> good morning. >> reporter: a new subpoena the state department says this morning they'll work fast but reviewing hillary clinton's personal e-mails will take time. in a late night tweet she urged them to turn over everything, saying "i want the public to see my e-mail." those e-mails may include inquiries about security in benghazi before the deadly 2012 attack. >> it's not clear what's in them. they still don't know. >> reporter: lawmakers may subpoena clinton, the e-mails stored on her server at home. >> we have to send a request to her specifically, directly and personally. >> reporter: the state department says employees can use private e-mail. >> it's not prohibited. >> reporter: clinton was required to turn her e-mail but there's no rule on when. >> it's important these e-mails
are properly maintained and preserved. >> reporter: the concern was her e-mail hacked by foreign governments. >> even the government e-mails are potentially vulnerable. >> we want to be clear, when clinton was here, there was no deadline to turn over those e-mails so in other words anyone could use a personal e-mail account, not many employees did, and they were required to turn them over for storage and archiving at the state department but there was no time line for when they had to do that. she's now turned over what she says are the totality, republicans aren't so sure those are all of the e-mails and now the rules have changed and they do have a time line for how soon employees have to turn over those e-mails if they use their own account. >> it will be interesting to see. tracie potts live from washington this morning. 6:32, time to check your microclimate forecast, we'll take you live outside and oh, there's a little bit of mist in the air, but what a beautiful shot as the sun comes up, let's check in with christina this
morning. >> what a beautiful place we get to call home. >> we're lucky. >> just gorgeous out there. temperatures are going to be really lovely out there for today, but i do want to give you an update as to what's happening in tahoe, because a lot of these systems, we've had some pretty good rainfall this year, here in the bay area, but they've been warm systems. the last one, though, was the coldest of the season so far, and as a result you've still got five feet of snowpack at the base. squaw valley, and alpine meadows. that's the good news. you want to head out there this weekend, temperatures comfortable. you won't need the chains but getting into the following weekend you likely will. our pattern will change entirely, not before we get the 40s and 30s to start on our way to the mid-60s by lunch time, rapid warming between noon and 3:00 p.m., we'll be into the 70s. spectacular conditions out there. no need for the heater or the ac. room temperature readings just about everywhere and things start to change.
we'll warm you up more so bumping the numbers up through saturday, looking good, to keep that warmth going for your sunday, and then the rain moves in, early next week we get our first showers. i will show you your futurecast plus i promised you the weekend events, more on that coming up in moments. first good morning to mike inouye, check the drive. it is picking up out there. >> it is picking up through oakland especially. we'll show you the camera in a different angle. i turned it south. now northbound the headlights coming forward us is the commute direction, volume is building. the flashing lights near the top of your screen is as close as i can get, in your center divide, reports of a ford explorer having brake problems and hit the center decided. thank goodness it was able to stop without hitting cars. traffic flows, we don't see slowing on the sensors but we'll watch as a crew arrives and they get assistance there, there's hag hag haganberger and northbound 880
and westbound 580 toward the bay bridge toll plaza with the metering lights on from the top of your screen, east shore freeway, slower drive from hercules down into berkeley, typical pattern, a little bit lighter thursday, not a big deal. we're looking to novato, mill valley, san rafael through the north bay 101 at speeds and 37 from vallejo shows slowing westbound. over on the right toward the tri valley and east bay where you have your typical pattern for the tri valley, dublin, pleasanton, hayward fremont to the nimitz. extra slowing 580 approaching the dublin grade. there's a stalled big rig around foothill not not a major concern but it will slow unexpectedly through the bay area. capital expressway up toward the airport, 87 and 85 showing the build and foster city coming across the high-rise from the san mateo bridge an easy drive coming off of that 92 interchange with 101 at speeds.
i'll send it back to you. >> it's so easy to say it's an easy drive because we're sitting here. >> yes, back seat driver or whatever. >> thanks a lot, mike. scott? let's look at some of your top tech story this is morning. apple has reportedly told suppliers to start mass production on a bigger ipad this september. we're talking about a 12.9 inch screen, so bigger than the biggest ipad mainly for business users, to include usb ports as well. speaking of apple, the company along with google and others reportedly in talks with hbo to launch its highly anticipated hbo now streaming service. reports say the service will cost about $15 a month, could start next month to coincide with the premiere of the new season of "game of thrones." look at the big board the dow industrials gaining 13 points after day rough couple of days. we got some not so great news
about first time jobless claims. big jobs numbers comes tomorrow with the unemployment rate as well. another possible credit card breach, this time at the upscale mandarin oriental hotel chain. the company won't say how many hotels are affected or how many customers reported fraudulent charges. the mandarin oriental operates hotels across the world including in the bay area. we've been covering this story all morning long, ellen pao set to testify today in her gender discrimination trial against venture kleiner perkins. stephanie chuang is at the courthouse in san francisco this morning. she's going to have a live report coming up in about ten minutes. >> which we look forward to. thank you very much. 6:37 right now. still ahead escaping the flames. the extreme measure one family takes to make sure their beloved pets survive this massive fire. and it's all caught on camera.
the air force has announced a plan designed to double the number of women pilots. pentagon leaders are offering incentives to women like expanding maternity leave. the government is also waiving a height requirement. only about a quarter of applicants are women. the modesto fire department released dramatic video of a rescue. >> where is your mom? your mom is in there, too?
>> hang on, hang on. >> makes your heart beat. flames erupted in this xrex valentine's day. mother and daughter only had one way out, through that window. tammy and dolores knew they had to save themselves but their two dogs came first. police rushed to move a trash bin under the window and the women dropped the dogs from the window. firefighters then carried the women to safety. >> i don't know these guys are the toughest -- i don't know what two of the bravest guys i've seen. >> the women and the dogs are doing fine. >> scary but amazing. time is 6:41. medical history being made in the bay area, today's rare operation putting a san francisco hospital in the record books. >> it's a final act for elephants, this morning's major announcement bringing big changes when the circus comes to town. a pivotal day in san francisco courtroom, the woman
chuang is live in san francisco. stephanie, a lot of people watching this one closely. >> reporter: absolutely, good morning to you, scott. it's a rare peek inside a firm like kleiner perkins which has investments in big companies like twitter, google, and uber. now 45-year-old ellen pao, who is right now the interim ceo of news content website readit is seeking $16 million in damages for what she calls gender discrimination and retaliation. she begins her testimony this morning. the last two days john doerr took the stand, the kleiner perkins partner who was dodging news cameras yesterday hired pao in 2005 to be his chief of staff. pao left as a junior partner back in 2012. pao's attorneys say she outperformed her male peers who with less tenure were promoted to senior levels over here. kleiner perkins defense attorneys say management didn't trust pao because she lacked the skills to work with others. the judge made a rare decision allowing jurors to submit written questions to witnesses for clarification. one such question yesterday, why
there were so few women in venture capital, doerr says he doesn't advocate for women out of a sense of social justice but agrees there needs to be more diversity and says women make up 20% of the partners. babson college study last year found women held 6% in 2013, a drop from 10% in 1999. now again pao is set to take the stand today, the trial starts at 9:00 this morning at the civic center courthouse. we'll bring you updates at our midday show at 11:00 this morning. live in san francisco, stephanie chuang, "today in the bay." >> thank you. new this morning, facebook executive cheryl sandberg is teaming up with the top stars in the nba to bring attention to the fight for women's rights at home and in the workplace. over the next few months, public service announcements featuring players like steph curry and lebron james will air during nba games. the partnership between the nba
and lean in will be announced today. we check your microclimate forecast, live to san jose as the sun continues to warm the valley. it looks absolutely beautiful out there, christina loren. >> hard to find a cloud in the sky. of course cloud computing not included. 6:47 we have a great looking day shaping up. i think that's the only cloud you'll be talking about today, 38 degrees in the north bay, 49 in san francisco right here in the heart of the silicon valley. nice and cool to start, but temperatures are going to warm nicely in the south bay today, we'll be at 67 degrees as of lunch time. rapid warming between noon and 3:00, jumping into the 70s, and a gorgeous day even warmer as we head throughout the next couple of days. maybe you want to hit the beach. let me take you to your beach forecast for this friday, temperatures just lovely out there in pacifica, as we have that marine influence negated. wind pushes the marine layer way out. 71 degrees in pacifica, 73 in
half moon bay for today. take you down into santa cruz, where temperatures will be in the mid-70s today, by the weekend closer to 80 degrees out there. let's talk about what's happening this weekend, chinatown, san francisco, beautiful, beautiful colors out there at the chinese new year parade, also a lot of action. they'll have floats, acrobatics and firecrackers out there and this is something that's pretty cool, maybe you try to stay away from fisherman's wharf because of the tourists. family day at the wharf, pier 39 for you and your family, they love the locals out there. you can actually get your bike valeted for free, they'll have a free rock climbing wall, inflatable mazes and sports activities for the kids. look at temperatures in the city on sunday, just beautiful, 69 degrees at noon, up to 72 degrees at 4:00 p.m. so here we go, getting beyond the weekend, temperatures stay mild for monday, and we bring in the rain that we promised you late tuesday into wednesday, the rain moves back into the picture, and we could be
tracking potentially quarter of an inch to half an inch of rainfall, even right here in the south bay looking closer to half an inch, maybe even an inch depending on the track of this storm up in the north bay. i continue that futurecast for you, moving forward in time, thursday at 5:00 p.m., continues to get that shower activity and that looks good to continue into friday at 12:00 as well. all of this is going to race over to tahoe, and durp somp so good rainfall and snowfall at the highest peaks. 7,500 foot snow levels we could talk about 6 to 12 inches of snow. we need it for the drought. obviously our spring months are just around the corner. about two weeks away officially from the kickoff of spring. more on that time change and your spring conditions that will persist into the weekend as we get into the end of the show together. right now i want to check on your drive with mike inouye. >> no more on the time change, christina, how about we ignore it and move on. we agree. southbound 880 nothing to ignore or worry about. the crash in the center divide there was a traffic break over
the last few minutes. it happened quickly, they moved the car out of the roadway, that's south 880, this is north right at 98th. we'll show you the san mateo bridge southbound from the coliseum, head toward 92, a lot of folks using this to get over to the peninsula. we have your usual traffic flow. looks slow but folks who see this shot when i show it to him every day this is the normal westbound commute. as we look at your map across the bay, 92 westbound i just showed you that commute direction and now we're seeing the build on the peninsula for san mateo and highway 101. no big drama across the dumbarton or palo alto. here's southbound 880 through hayward and union city, traditional slowing and building up for fremont as well. behind me we're looking at the tri valley south 680 through pleasanton, typical pattern for most of the tri valley. disabled big rig at the dublin glade cleared from the roadway and quick recovery from 680 up the dublin grade no, big drama but a crash at vass cowest 580
was blocking one lane but caused enough distraction. we see folks move toward the dublin interchange as that cleared from lanes. smooth drive upper shore freeway crash cleared, the metering lights are on and slowing for west 580 off of the maze. moving to the south bay we want to make sure silicon valley starting to build, san jose 101, 85 and 87 typical and there's the slowdown for 280 approaching 17 right on schedule, right on pattern. back to you guys. >> mike, thank you. a second day of testimony just got under way in the boston trial of boston marathon suspect bombing suspect joke shadzhokha tsarnaev. prosecutors introduced new security video showing moments after the deadly bombing shot from a sporting goods store next to the site of the first explosion. the defense attorney admits tsarnaev committed the crime but she argues he was under the influence of his older brother. her goal is to prevent tsarnaev from being sentenced to death. >> 6:51. stanford part of a growing
list of universities under investigation for their handling of sexual assaults. that list includes 100 other universities across the country with more than 100 separate assault cases under investigation. the stanford investigation stems from a high profile assault last year. student leah francis says she was sexually assaulted offcampus by a student she previously dated. she says that student was not punished enough and demanded change. new this morning a major announcement that could change the circus forever. the ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus is ending its iconic elephant acts. kris sanchez, the circus is feeling the pressure from animal rights activists for years now. >> reporter: the circus company, parent company of the circus says it is not bowing to public pressure, only that the public appetite for such acts has changed, and yet if you've ever been out here to s.a.p. center to see the circus or passed by
you know that protesters always show up here when the circus comes to town, often handing out very graphic descriptions and photos of the abuse the elephants suffer at the hands of their trainers. it seems the circus is going to cave to the pressure. the company announced it will phase out elephant acts in its travel circuses over the next three years. its herd of nearly 50 elephants will live at the ringling brothers center for elephant conservation. it wants to focus on conservation but faced several legal actions over its elephants. in 2011 the usda ordered the company to pay $270,000 in a settlement that the usda said was about sending a message how animals are to be treated. . 2014 the company won a $25 million settlement against several animal rights groups over what it called unproven allegations of mistreatment. in a statement, the chairman and ceo of parent company barnum & bailey said no other institution has done or doing more to save
this species from extinction, that is something of which i and eye family are extremely proud. this decision is not easy but it is in the best interest of our company, our elephants and our k customers." the elephants will be available to researchers at least in the beginning however, they would like to make sure that the public can see the elephants as well. ringling brothers barnum & bailey circus has come through town for this last tour, the next chance to see it will be in 2016, so lots of changes perhaps between now and then. in san jose, kris sanchez "today in the bay" >> huge announcement today, thank you very much, chris. activists in san francisco are fighting a massive housing project in the mission district. protesters actually shut down a developer's community meeting last night. they say they're fed up with development. company called maximus trying to
present new plans for what they call 1979 mission. it's a housing and retail center at 16th and mission, but opponents shouted them down. >> i'm worried about them wanting to tear down the building that i live in and put up more condos. >> we think this is a good compromise and we're going beyond what other developers in the city have done and we're coming one a new way. it's not just rental housing. it's for sale middle class housing. >> in response to the critics, maximus agreed to fund the creation of 90 affordable housing units and build a new playground at a nearby eleme elementary school. the next ten days could make or break the future of dance. major fund-raising campaign, the group needs $550,000 by march 14th to keep operating. the money is needed for its professional performing company, ballet school and educational outreach programs. the fda is encouraging extra disinfection procedures at
hospitals after a deadly superbug was discovered at another topicalical hospital. the bug was found at cedars-sinai medical center in los angeles. four patients are infected with the drug-recyst ant bacteria. another 71 patients were exposed. officials are linking the superbug to a distinct medical scope used to diagnose digestive issues. medical history right here in the bay area this morning, a handful of skilled surgeons will start an extremely rare kidney donation chain involving 12 patients. >> "today in the bay's" rob redell live at the california pacific medical center in san francisco this morning and bob, this is the largest procedure of its kind ever on the west coast. >> reporter: it is, good morning to you there laura and scott. over the next two days, six people will receive new kidneys from six donors here at the california pacific medical center in downtown sf. this will be the largest kidney donation chain to ever take place here on the west coast in one just one hospital. now this started with a woman
from sacramento named sully broussard who lost her husband and son to cancer. to ensure someone else wouldn't lose a loved one to a terminal disease she agreed to donate one of her kidneys to a complete stranger, she identified a stranger and this staininger has stranger has a relative who wants to donate their kidney to another stranger who has a relative who wants to donate but also incompatible and this chain will continue on and on until six people have received new kidneys, the ultimate in pay it forward. >> and i'm doing it because there might be someone out there who don't know they could do this, too, and they could help save other lives and improve other people's lives. so that was my big driver. >> it's being kicked off because one individual acted as an altruistic donor and she came to us and wanted to dough naught a kidney but didn't have a recipient in particular to give a kidney to.
>> reporter: so there are six recipients, six donors, which include three parents, three children, two siblings, and one brother and one sister-in-law, but again, all those on the receiving end will be relying on someone else's relatives, since their own loved ones aren't compatible. everyone is from the bay area, and central valley, except for one who is from arizona. the transplants again taking place over two days. you got three today, the remaining three tomorrow. reporting live here in sf, bob redell, "today in the bay." >> fascinating how they orchestrated it all. thank you very much, bob. it is 6:58, one final check of your day's top stories. ellen pao, the woman behind the silicon valley sex discrimination lawsuit takes the stand today. pao says she was denied a promotion because she's a woman, fired when she complained. hillary clinton will make government related e-mails sent from her private account public. the state department will go through some 55,000 e-mails. ringling brothers and barnum & bailey circus will phase out its elephant acts. all elephants will be retired to
a conservation center in florida by 2018. >> 6:58 right now. planning your day a cool start but a nice finish. >> it will be really nice out there today, temperatures are starting out in the 30s in many spots. we also have the 40s out there, so all over the place to start just like yesterday, but uniform numbers as of lunch time beautiful day for lunch out there on the water, if you could get out there. 65 degrees in san francisco at noon, up to 70 to finish off the day in the city and 73 right here in the silicon valley. beautiful day for us. >> mike let's get a check of traffic. >> looking athe the maps a typical pattern for thursday, san jose the build in the northbound direction nothing unexpected. big slowdown showing up in hayward at industrial parkway, got reports of a crash three vehicles involved no lane information, slow headed toward union city to hayward and past the san mateo bridge. we have a slow drive west 580, approaching vasco, much more
than i expected, one lane blocked but it has cleared. we should see a burst of traffic through the dublin interchange. all the color sensors here, palo alto no drama but moving into the sunlight with the time change it will be a different commute for next week. >> happy birthday, laura! good morning. last blast. a massive storm bears down on nearly half the country. snow, rain, ice, sending cars skidding off the road, forcing schools to close. and yes, big delays at airports today. breaking overnight, the u.s. ambassador to south korea attacked by a man with a knife. >> i need an ambulance fast. get me to the hospital. >> this morning, he is recovering from emergency surgery, his attacker in custody, but how did he get that close? release them. hillary clinton calls for her e-mails as secretary of state to be made public. is it enough to quiet the storm? and stranded.